We all employ heuristics to help us deal with the world. But when we make a hasty generalization, we risk making a big error in our thinking.
Do you sound friendly? Hostile? And which voice would be more likely to buy something?
Mind Bank Ai is the newest entrant in an ambitious idea: using AI to create a kind of immortality.
Can passenger airships make a triumphantly 'green' comeback?
Our brains did not evolve to shop on Amazon.
Deliveries of the $250k Lightyear 0 will start in November 2022.
Jokes so cheesy even French philosophers will love them.
When faced with too many choices, many of us freeze — a phenomenon known as "analysis paralysis." Why? Isn't choice a good thing?
The wise, the old, and the experienced matter to a full and happy life.
Chimpanzees are able to consider the context of social interactions and can accept unfavorable outcomes — sometimes.
A tourist generally has an eye for the things that have become almost invisible to the resident.
Are we enslaved by the finer things in life?
Ever felt sad during the holidays but weren't sure why? Chances are you were suffering from a case of Christmas Blues.
The results of this study showed depressive symptoms being highest in adolescence, declining in early adulthood and then climbing back up again into one's early 30s.
Trauma happens to everyone, but the way you respond to it determines its impact on your brain and body.
Where the prime meridian meets the equator, a non-existent island captures our imagination — and our non-geocoded data.
Guided by ultrasound waves, swarms of microrobots could soon be used to deliver medicine to targeted sites in the body.
New research sheds light on the indoctrination process of radical extremist groups.
A curated list of must-watch films from Big Think readers.
In "Off the Edge", journalist Kelly Weill dives down the strange rabbit hole of the flat-Earther community.
In the pursuit of happiness, money probably trumps meaning.
Many have argued that free will is in illusion, but science does not support that.
A large study links pornography use to decreased sexual performance for men and increased sexual performance for women.
Contrary to what some might think, the brain is a very plastic organ.